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ACE statement on RFS hearing

ACE Executive Vice President Brian Jennings comments on the RFS hearing taking place in a Congressional House Committee meeting today.

Sioux Falls, SD (December 10, 2014) – Brian Jennings, Executive Vice President for the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), today issued the following statement as Janet McCabe, Acting Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), testified at a hearing entitled “Examining EPA’s Management of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)” before the Energy Policy Subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

“While it’s important for EPA to put the annual RFS rulemaking process back on schedule, it’s much more important for the Agency to get the RFS right.  EPA was right to reconsider their original proposal to limit the 2014 RFS to the amount of ethanol that oil companies were willing to blend with their gasoline, because that plan would have violated the Clean Air Act and congressional intent.  We look forward to working with EPA to ensure they use their authority to hold oil companies legally responsible for making cleaner and less expensive renewable fuel choices, such as E15 and E85, available to consumers as they issue the final 2014 rule, and RFS proposals for 2015 and 2016.”

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